We were first contacted regarding a potential modular climbing centre in mid to late 2017. As is often the case with large scale projects they can take time to come to fruition. We stayed in close contact with our clients for over a year before finalizing initial contracts.
During this period of waiting, we looked at concept designs, pricing, layouts and operational advice. We took our clients to a number of our existing installations to show the quality of our work. Very early on, it became clear that there were more aspects involved than just modular climbing that we could help with.
We were then asked to help with trampoline designs as well as some functional aspects of the project – disabled ramps, handrails balustrades and administrative rooms. Once we were shown the plans for the building, the scale of the project became clear! We were to design for an installation into an old cinema working around a plethora of pillars, walls and concrete stages.
At this stage we brought in our full team of structural engineers, manufacturing managers, installers and safety experts. Site visits were carried out and new custom designs were created to factor in the complexity of the building. We managed to create a unique trampoline offering that covered the full space available by clever engineering the structure at different heights.
The next stage was to liaise with the main building contractors as well as a number of other companies who would be installing into the building simultaneously. The project required some large scale heavy machinery for our installation and we had to ensure the safety of all workers on site as well as clear routes to bring machinery and large pieces of equipment into the building. Space was tight and time was crucial to ensure the opening of the centre in time to capture the holiday trade.
Despite a very tight window for manufacture and installation, we were not only able to complete installation of multiple attractions on time and within budget but we also stepped in to help when other suppliers couldn’t deliver on their promises. Unsurprisingly, we are extremely proud of this project and show site.
The parts of this build that we found most satisfying were finding an engineering solution for the stepped trampoline area that would also meet the required safety standards. This, and the results of the breathtaking climbing wall zone made this installation one our stand out projects in 2019.
We subsequently went on to install the climbing walls in the Injoy Centre, Derby and still maintain a great relationship with the owners of these facilities. We look forward to assisting them in their future projects.
Multiplay’s contribution to the project.
Manufactured and installed:
- Main Trampoline Arena
- Toddler Trampoline Zone
- Ninja Warrior Course
- Jump Tower
- Airbag (branded)
- Modular Climbing Walls
- Leap of Faith
- Giant Steps
- Giant Drop Slide
Interactive Products (Exergames):
- CardioWall FreeStyle Duo (Light Reaction Walls)
- High-9 (Vertical Light Reaction Challenge)
- DodgeAttack (Interactive Dodgeball Target Game)
On site build:
- Administrative Rooms (Briefing Rooms)
- Wheelchair Access Ramps
- Rubber Crumb Flooring (with design)
If you’d like to know more about our work on this, or any other project, please contact us.